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Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale AleTallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale

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758 Ratings
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Ratings: 758
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 65
Gots: 62 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: zeff80 on 03-01-2012)
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Photo of jmbraxton


1/5  rDev -73.6%

08-19-2012 01:37:25 | More by jmbraxton
Photo of metter98

New York

3.93/5  rDev +3.7%

A: The beer is clear orange yellow in color and as a light to moderate amount of carbonation. The beer poured rather cloudy towards the bottom of the can. It poured with a half finger high beige head that died down a bit but never completely faded away..
S: There are moderately strong aromas of tropical fruits and citrus in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of tropical fruits and citrus along with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems quite heavy for a pale ale and is packed with interesting hop flavors. It is very enjoyable.

08-18-2012 19:40:31 | More by metter98
Photo of smithj4

New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-18-2012 19:32:49 | More by smithj4
Photo of azdback


3.85/5  rDev +1.6%

Poured into a Stone Imperial glass. Bright, copper color. Appearance is a little on the cloudy side with trillions of tiny carbonation bubbles lead to a large two and a half finger head that is bright white colored and sticky and frothy in appearance.

Smell is pretty dank and musty. Some darker citrus like pink grapefruit or blood orange.

Taste is similar to the smell. Earthy, dank and musty but the hops kind of have an odd bite in the middle of the swallow that brighten this up and make it drink much better. Sweet and mild citrus with that tingle I described as a bite. Not bad.

Mouth is on the medium side. Carbonation is mild and kind of creamy. Finish is medium as well on on the dry side.

Overall I want to thank TIMMYJ21 for this extra. Smell is not my thing but after finishing this 16oz can I am kind of a believer on this one. Pick it up if you get the chance.

08-15-2012 02:59:20 | More by azdback
Photo of jkermitj


4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-14-2012 22:34:23 | More by jkermitj
Photo of OldhouseRecs

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-07-2012 00:37:35 | More by OldhouseRecs
Photo of craigmj7


4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-07-2012 00:34:05 | More by craigmj7
Photo of garymuchow


4.03/5  rDev +6.3%

Cool can and recommended to me by my son.
The cloudy and bubbly active brew was happily poured into a Samuel Smith pub glass and reflected it's pleasure with a full and dense head that was pleased with the circumstance that is stay around to be enjoyed.
Earth malt and hop aroma that wasn't strong but more than pleasing.
Again with and earthy almost gritty quality to the flavor. Nice stream of bitterness flows through the middle and helps finish the journey. Well balanced and all enjoyable flavors. A bit of citrus, but much more U.K. to the hops.
On high end of normal for style on carbonation with a moderately light body. Creamy and smooth at times.
Good solid drinker. Will go well with my lunch of very fine ground beer grilled to perfection and corn on the cob. Mmmmm.

08-05-2012 19:14:03 | More by garymuchow
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North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +6.3%

A: Pours a hazy golden orange in color with a nice golden glow when held up to the light. The beer has a two finger dense pillowy beige head that reduces to an extremely thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a few small thick patches and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of hops, in order of strength would be floral, herbal, citrus/orange rind, and tropical pineapple. While the hop aromas are present and enjoyable, it is not agressive.

T: Wonderful moderate flavors of hops - primarily citrus/orange rind and tropical/pineapple/mango. After that there are some lighter notes of floral and herbal hops. Pretty well balanced between the sweetness of the malt body and the bitterness from the hops.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Very slight amounts of oiliness.

O: This beer is quite enjoyable and very easy to drink. Definitely a great sessionable beer and one that I would get again (and recommend to others to give a try). Refreshing and very nice summer beer.

08-05-2012 02:39:53 | More by dbrauneis
Photo of Cooper


4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

08-05-2012 00:16:48 | More by Cooper
Photo of roadies

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

08-04-2012 05:39:45 | More by roadies
Photo of jls988

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

08-01-2012 15:20:18 | More by jls988
Photo of Petcha


4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-30-2012 18:54:19 | More by Petcha
Photo of FreshHawk


4.15/5  rDev +9.5%

A - Hazed, golden peach color. Large, light, bubbly, soapy, sticky, white lace. Good retention finally setting into a decent lacing.

S - Plenty of herbal/floral hops. Fair amount of orange/rind. Subtle hints of pineapple and some tropical fruit. Fruitiness comes out a bit more as it warms. Hops are the major aroma, but they don't necessarily jump out or assault you like some pale ales.

T - The fruity hoppiness comes out a bit more and is on par with the floral/herbal hop flavors. Those flavors have mostly orange, pineapple, mango, passionfruit, and grapefruit flavors. Balanced but not much malt flavor present, the hops really do the work. Slight fruity sweetness on the finish with a subtle lingering bitter, herbal back note.

M - Light to medium body. Average carbonation. Smooth but only slightly slick/oily. Refreshing.

D - I easily finished the can and could go for another. Drinks well and is very refreshing.

Notes: Solid pale ale. Not quite in the top echelon but it is a very good one. I really like Galaxy hops and they were definitely present here although it wasn't quite what I expected (with how much floral/herbal hop flavor was also present). Overall it is a winner although not quite on the level of the amazing (usually limited distribution) pale ales. Grab some for the summer.

07-29-2012 03:10:49 | More by FreshHawk
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-27-2012 16:42:38 | More by Oboogie
Photo of durlta


3/5  rDev -20.8%

07-22-2012 23:06:37 | More by durlta
Photo of Beezee


3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-22-2012 18:52:22 | More by Beezee
Photo of pirmannt1


4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-22-2012 06:06:57 | More by pirmannt1
Photo of brock146


3.53/5  rDev -6.9%

A: When poured it looks very similar to other pale ale's in color. (yellow/amberish) but quite murky.

S:Biscuits and hops

T: Crisp, a little bit fruity and slightly bitter. Hop presence is definitely there and in a very good way.

M: A little bit creamy which pleasantly surprised me. Carbonation is right on the money.

O: This is a really good beer. I've been buying it regularly. It really works out well for the hot summer days when you don't want some thing that's too heavy. A tasty, thirst quenching pale ale.

07-19-2012 22:00:10 | More by brock146
Photo of BarrytheBear


3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

16 oz tall boy can, sans any discernible freshness dating, into a tulip.

Pours a dehydrated urine yellow and a slightly harder dump yields a half inch white head that mellows to thin skim. Lacing is fairly decent.

Nose is rather weak. Smell is predominantly warm grains, some wheat, and soap. The well advertised Galaxy hops must have forgotten their role here, because it's really tame. A vigorous swirl yields some watery tangerine.

Taste is a bit more vibrant, with grains and biscuit malts providing a substantial bedding for the hops. While much coyer on the nose, the citrus on the tongue pops a bit more than than the sniffer let on. Tangerine and lemon are again fully supported by the big malts.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and very creamy. It's the strong suit of this beer. Some more hops with this feel would make this a really nice pale. As is, it's really quaffable and was exactly what I was looking for after a long afternoon in the sun. A good attempt, with a nice feel, that could fill in as a golf bag 4 pack in a pinch.

07-17-2012 00:45:44 | More by BarrytheBear
Photo of BeerHunter76


4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-15-2012 02:22:03 | More by BeerHunter76
Photo of Reed


4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-14-2012 18:33:14 | More by Reed
Photo of MathNut


2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

07-14-2012 05:44:25 | More by MathNut
Photo of kjkinsey


4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-13-2012 14:07:29 | More by kjkinsey
Photo of Texasfan549


3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-12-2012 23:49:14 | More by Texasfan549
Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company
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